JANUARY 1945 – View across the frozen Dieksee and snow-covered surroundings of Malente-Gremsmühlen in Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
My grandparents had moved to their new intermediate home in Malente-Gremsmühlen in autumn 1944 to get the kids out of the danger zone in Kiel. Autumn was uneventful, but the winter 1944/45 was very cold in Northern Germany. The area around Malente was covered with snow, and the nearby Dieksee was frozen. This is a view from the upper end of the Forstweg on a clear morning in January 1945.
While the print looks sharp, it is tiny which prevents a decent enlargement. What’s more, I cropped away a large protion of the sky to get the image into a modern 4:3 aspect ratio. This further reduces the effective pixels. Still, it is interesting to see this area dipped into all white, something that does not happen that often today.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||January 1944|
|Image Source||6 x 6 cm Print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2502 x 1877 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|